In 2015, employed women in North Dakota earn 70% of what men earn. This pay equity is one of the largest in the United States of America. This fact flies in the face of a bedrock American values: fairness and equity.
In real numbers the 2013 Census showed that the median earnings of North Dakota men were up to $49,231, an increase from $46,225 in 2012. For women, the median earnings increased from $34,438 to $35,549. Even in times of unprecedented job and economic growth in North Dakota the gender pay gap has not lessened.